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Our statement on Supreme Court blocking progress on immigration reform

WASHINGTON, DC -- Fair Share is deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court's decision today to block progress on immigration reform. This news further clarifies the need for Congress to act.

Our immigration system is broken, and that’s bad for our country and our economy. It’s long past time to bring undocumented workers out of the shadows and allow them to join the legal, regulated workforce, with a fair shot and fair wages and the same rules as everyone else. We can fix our immigration system with a common sense, comprehensive set of reforms that ensures everyone plays by the same rules.

New ITEP report: Immigration reform on local budgets

What impact would immigration reform have on the economy?

A new report from Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) estimates that, in additional tax revenue alone, local and state governments would see an additional $2.16 billion. This is just part of the economic benefits of immigration reform, which, in total, could add $1.5 trillion for our economy over 10 years.

The study accounted for local sales and excise taxes, property taxes, and incomes taxes, as well as the estimated potential wage boost and personal income tax compliance of undocumented immigrants. The report included a state by breakdown of how states could benefit from reform, which you can see below:

Hillary Clinton Unveils Plan on Immigration

As immigration reform debates fizzled in Congress, Hillary Clinton laid out her committment to immigration reform that would include a path to citizenship.

“The American people support comprehensive immigration reform—not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it strengthens families, our economy, and our country.